7 ELD Manufacturers Worth Comparing

Posted by Harriet Mills on Apr 11, 2017 1:27:09 PM

Are you a carrier, owner-operator or fleet manager on the ELD mandate's "must comply" list? If so, we’ve provided a useful reference guide of 7 ELD manufacturers worth considering that are on the FMCSA’s ELD registry list. There are of course more, but this is a good place to get started. 

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Will autonomous trucks ever rule the world?

Posted by Harriet Mills on Mar 10, 2017 3:28:10 PM

 

If you’re a Marvel Comics fan and have seen the latest box-office hit “Logan” you may have noticed a scene where driverless trucks are a part of the fast-paced, futuristic landscape.  How close are we to this sci-fi reality?

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Tags: Carrier News, Technology, Shipper News, Industry News

Smart, safe solutions to the truck parking problem

Posted by Choptank Transport on Feb 7, 2017 5:10:50 PM

If you're not in the trucking industry, you probably don't think much about parking big rigs. However, for drivers, taking breaks in proper parking locations can be the most frustrating part of the job. With stringent hours of service rules, finding a safe location and factoring in time to park is a big challenge.

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Tags: Careers & Culture

Choptank’s commitment to ethical business practices

Posted by Choptank Transport on Jan 30, 2017 1:29:34 PM

Choptank Transport's #1 Core Value - Commit

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Tags: Careers & Culture, Technology

Will the ELD mandate remain in place in a Trump administration?

Posted by Choptank Transport on Jan 13, 2017 4:15:00 PM

As January 21 quickly approaches, many truckers are waiting with bated breath to see if President-elect Trump will make any changes to the numerous — and often controversial — regulatory standards that will go into effect in the near future. 

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Tags: Careers & Culture, ELDs

Shippers & Warehouse Managers, How to Deal with Winter Weather Delays

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jan 6, 2017 10:56:16 AM

Well, here we go again. It’s January and snow is in the forecast. I hear our logistics teams talking to carriers about weather concerns in states across the South and coming up the East Coast. Shippers, warehouse managers, carriers and receivers have delivery times on the top of their agendas.

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Tags: Industry News

5 easy ways to save on LTL shipping

Posted by Harriet Mills on Nov 29, 2016 9:43:25 AM

3PLs are seeing an uptick in LTL freight because buyers are purchasing smaller quantities for just-in-time deliveries.  

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5 red flags you are working with a subpar 3PL

Posted by Harriet Mills on Nov 11, 2016 12:48:23 PM

Looking for a 3PL? Understanding what you don't want is just as important as knowing what you do. To find a quality company, avoid these five red flags that can put your freight at risk. 

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New court ruling supports ELD mandate

Posted by Harriet Mills on Nov 4, 2016 9:15:00 AM

The ELD mandate has been one of the most discussed topics of the last year. Although aimed at trucking companies, the ripple effect could impact the entire transportation industry in countless ways. Of course with any major change, viewpoints vary greatly, with some fully supporting the mandate and others questioning its authenticity.

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Tags: ELDs

Electronic logging device mandate spells change for drivers and carriers

Posted by Harriet Mills on Sep 30, 2016 9:20:17 AM

We are in the midst of a big change, as approximately three million truck drivers will be moving into the electronic age. That is, they will be replacing their traditional paper driving logs, that old standby, with electronic logging devices (ELD). While there are some exceptions, the final deadline for full compliance is Dec. 16, 2019.

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Tags: Careers & Culture, ELDs, Regulations

Choptank Transport Market ReportMarket Report April/May 2018

Back to the Future, and How to Beat Biff

The first quarter of 2018 was like a young George McFly sitting in the car before the dance; scary, unpredictable and a foreboding presence hovering over him. Recently, it looks to be working out with the spot market softening and rates inching back down. Many think this should continue short term.

Here is a brief market overview and report on all the factors driving the current market, our expectations for where it’s headed, and most importantly, how to manage this market and come out on top!   

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